Noreen May Rizzo Knowles

Noreen May Rizzo Knowles died March 11, 2019; loving wife, mother, grand and great grandmother, Youth Minister, Senior Miss Tomato Festival Queen (2016-2017), innovator, and friend to everyone who knew her.

Born the 5th of November 1939 to the late Thomas Rizzo and Dorothy Elizabeth Retz in Benton Harbor, Michigan and married Gerald D. Knowles (1938-2015) on November 4th, 1964. They moved to Samson in 1989 and joined the New Life Worship Center where they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2014.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, both of her parents, and one grandson, Michael Arnold of Okeechobee, FL.  She leaves an only brother, Norman Rizzo of Sodus, MI; five children: Dianne Freeman of Wichita, KS, Tom Knowles of Samson, Tim (Rebecca) Knowles of Daleville, Tammy (Edward) Johnson of Archer, FL and Tarry (Becky) Knowles, Sr. of Montgomery, AL; ten grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home, DaySpring Hospice of Enterprise and all of the friends and family who called or came by to express their love.  There are no current plans for a Celebration of Life; in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice or New Life Worship Center.  See for full obituary.

Warren~Holloway~Ward Funeral Home (334) 684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. “Continuing The Trust You’ve Placed In Us” To sign a guest register, please visit:

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